Shostakovich's Fifth performed by Beach Cities Symphony

  • March 22, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Beach Cities Symphony performs well known works from the classical repertoire. One of his most popular symphonies, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 was considered an unprecedented triumph for the composer when it premiered. During the first performance of the symphony, people were reported to have wept during the Largo movement. Mozart's Cosi fan tutte ("Women are like that") is an Italian comic opera based on "fiancée swapping." It is frequently performed and appears as number eleven on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide. In 1811,

Beach Cities Symphony was formed in 1949 with the mission of bringing the very best of classical music to all lovers of fine music including the very young, the very old, working people, people with families, and especially folks shut out of the concert hall because they could not afford the price of a ticket. The Daily Breeze wrote, "A major reason Beach Cities Symphony has been able to attract public support of its concerts for decades is that the orchestra consistently presents extraordinary programs." 

Seating for this free concert is first come first served. There are no tickets, no reservations. Onsite parking is $2. Attire is business casual. 

 

PROGRAM

Cosi fan tutte Overture ("Women are like that"), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 3,  Ludwig Van Beethoven
         Steven Vanhauwaert, piano
Symphony No. 5, Dimitri Shostakovich

 

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  • Neda

    It was a treat, beautiful music, love Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 and wonderful pianist Steven Vanhauwaert.

    March 24, 2013

  • alice

    Hello everybody, I loved the concert but I am still not sure what could I have done as a host. I find kind of tacky to hold seats for large group of people at the free concert, at the same time how can you mingle? Dilemma :)
    I was standing outside (thank you Jeff for finding the seats and Laurie for holding my seat) from about 7:25 to 7:55 with the sign, met a lot of people and just sent them inside. Then I found out there was a group of people waiting inside by the door :)
    Suggestions?
    Anyway-I really enjoyed the concert!
    Alice

    March 23, 2013

    • CESAR M.

      Alice, my wife an I arrived at 720 and went in almost immediately for the lecture, so didn't see you. Just a suggestion though -- If the intention is to have people mingle, all one has to say is "Let's meet at (name) bar." Works every time.

      March 23, 2013

    • alice

      Hi Cesar, you are right

      1 · March 23, 2013

  • CESAR M.

    Nice show. Lots of people.

    March 23, 2013

  • Crystalynn

    I enjoyed the performance very much. Thank you all!

    March 23, 2013

  • Sofia

    Thank you Alice and all of those that held seats. I came straight from work and made it just in time. What a treat! I was moved beyond words. Can't wait for the next one.

    March 23, 2013

  • Jeff A.

    The music was excellent. Thanks to all the organizers and especially thank you to Alice for holding the sign. For those I met, great to meet you, for those I didn't get to talk to much or see, I hope we can catch up next time.

    March 22, 2013

    • alice

      Thank you for saving great seats!

      1 · March 23, 2013

    • Jeff A.

      Your'e welcome it was my pleasure.

      March 23, 2013

  • Femi A

    Great show! Thoroughly had fun. Thanks for organizing it. Looking forward to more events like this one.

    March 23, 2013

  • Ashle B.

    Ok so what's the final game plan how early will you the host be there, where specifically are we meeting and what's the food situation before/ after/ eat during?

    March 22, 2013

    • Lionel

      Really Karen??? You asked where to park. I replied in the lot. You asked if you can go as "maybe." I said no. And regarding meeting up beforehand at Lomeli's there is not enough interest. Only a few people have expressed interest. Are there ANY other questions you have?

      1 · March 22, 2013

    • Karen

      Dear Lionel, I have not been getting the replies.

      March 23, 2013

  • Matt

    It was excelent.

    March 23, 2013

  • Sue

    It was a wonderful event! Thanks for organizing!

    March 23, 2013

  • K. J.

    I was a little late (7:55) and didn't get to meet anyone but I was right on time for the masterful Piano Solo by Steve Vanhauwaert. I enjoyed the concert. Maybe I'll actually get to Meet-UP" with someone one of these ole days.

    March 23, 2013

  • Michiko

    This was my first meet up with this group. I loved the pianist and El Camino has a nice auditorium!

    March 23, 2013

  • Tom

    Great concert. I especially liked the contrasting styles of the composers. Thanks for organizing this event.

    March 22, 2013

  • Shantel

    Looking forward to meeting you all bit by bit. :)
    What a divine concert!!

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Shantel

    Had a Fantastic time tonight. The symphony was exquisite and it was really nice to connect for a short bit afterwards. For those of you I got a chance to meet tonight. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Let's be sure to chat next time or maybe even a latte. :) Night all.

    2 · March 22, 2013

  • Marci

    Great performance!!!

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Jordan W.

    I'm here at 8:06. Just in time, but didn't see anyone holding a sign. So I figure you went in. If you're meeting at all afterward let me know where. Thanks.

    March 22, 2013

    • alice

      Going home, up since 5AM

      March 22, 2013

    • alice

      way too much excitement for one day, it was a wonderful concert, thank you everybody, good night and drive safe :(

      March 22, 2013

  • Ayman

    Anything after the concert?

    March 22, 2013

  • Ashle B.

    On my way there's a bit of traffic but I can't wait to see y'all yay

    March 22, 2013

  • Therese

    Will be about 15 mins late. Coming with
    friend. Thank you.

    March 22, 2013

  • Sonya

    It is on Crenshaw and Redondo Beach Blvd. You can enter the parking from either street.

    March 22, 2013

  • Sonya

    Still stuck at work. Will be late, but I will be there.

    March 22, 2013

  • Jordan W.

    I'll be 10 minutes late, but I'm on my way.

    March 22, 2013

  • Sara T.

    Sorry, my friend is not feeling well and she is my ride.

    March 22, 2013

  • Ayman

    last minute work emergency ... I will try to come if I can even late

    March 22, 2013

  • Shantel

    Sorry to hear you're under the weather tonight Lionel. Thank you Alice and Xialio for heading up the orgabnization in Lionel's absence. P.S. - Is there an update about tickets? Hoping to be in the mix tonight to meet the group and experience the concert. Gotta Love the classics. :)

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • Lionel

      "Seating for this free concert is first come first served. There are no tickets, no reservations." (copied from above)

      March 22, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    I may be late...getting slammed at work.

    March 22, 2013

  • 'BJ'

    This is a rare opportunity to hear classical music and be in that type setting, I am going to try to dress as if I was going to one of the finest classical program given in an upscale environment, may never have it presented again in this fashion, so I am taking good advantage of it.

    March 22, 2013

  • 'BJ'

    Hi There Lionel

    Looks like you may need an assistance to help you answer some of the concerns of the group. I can help if needed, and there may be others who are willing just to have less confusion.
    Regards

    March 22, 2013

  • taylor

    stiull not over my surgery

    March 22, 2013

  • Gladys A.

    Sad for me ---- have too miss out --I know You all will have fun ---cheers

    March 22, 2013

  • Karen

    I'm choosing to opt-out. Not sure if I'll make it in time and don't want to get kicked out of the group.

    March 22, 2013

  • Joe D

    Any idea how quickly it fills up and what might be a good time to get there? Any gathering before or after the concert?

    March 16, 2013

    • Matt

      it's good idea, because some body may hungry, specially Chritina ...

      March 22, 2013

    • Karen

      I'M NEW HERE, WHERE IS LOMELLIS?

      March 22, 2013

  • Jude L.

    Bummed

    March 21, 2013

    • Matt

      who?

      March 22, 2013

  • Babs

    Just me. Kind of confused as I RSVP about a week ago. See you there.

    March 21, 2013

  • Shantel

    This will be my first event with the group and it sounds fun. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Thank you for organizing the event. Can't wait. S

    March 21, 2013

  • Lola

    I will pass because I won't make it in time. Thanks for the invite!

    March 21, 2013

  • Larry T

    Band rehearsal for me

    March 21, 2013

  • judi j.

    sounds great

    March 20, 2013

  • alice

    I am looking for carpool from OC, anybody from[masked] area code? Or any other code ? :)

    March 20, 2013

  • Alicia M.

    :( somerhing came up and having my babies with me :) hope to meet next time. Have fun!!!

    March 20, 2013

  • Mana

    I'm bummed to be missing this event but have too many back to back things planned to commit. Will look forward to next event!

    March 19, 2013

  • Charles P.

    Forgot USA soccer has a big World Cup Qualifier match that night

    March 19, 2013

  • alice

    I am looking for carpool from OC, anybody?

    March 19, 2013

  • Cheri

    Have to bow out this time. Got tx to Gordon Lightfoot that I cannot resist! Hope to attend another time. Thank-you !

    March 19, 2013

  • Yoon m.

    "Look for HOST standing near entrance with Meetup sign" <=== What time are you going to stand there, Lionel?

    March 18, 2013

    • Lionel

      We're meeting at 7:30 at the entrance to Marsee.

      March 19, 2013

    • Yoon m.

      Got it. Thank you!

      March 19, 2013

  • Karen

    I would like to attempt to come, but I'm not positive I'll make it. Are you OK with "maybe?" I work in Santa Fe Springs. Will most likely have to come directly from work. I get up daily at 5:30 am, don't know if I'll be too worn out, or what the traffic is going to look like, but I'd like the option as this sounds wonderful! I'd appreciate it if someone would please let me know.

    Thank you!

    March 16, 2013

    • Lionel

      No "maybes." Maybe a Saturday concert would be better. Or wait for the La Mirada Symphony on Apr 6.

      March 19, 2013

  • Alicia M.

    Hi, this is going to be my first time going out in a long, long time, finally I decided to do it and this us the perfect one :) , how this work? I just show there, do i meet with someone? I dont want to be alone :/
    Thank you

    1 · March 18, 2013

    • Lionel

      The entire group is meeting up at 7:30.

      March 19, 2013

  • Jeff A.

    How early is it recommended to get to this concert in order to get decent seats?

    March 18, 2013

  • Alicia M.

    How big its the place, just to have an idea , i dont want to get lost and not being able to find you, please??? Going by myself.

    March 18, 2013

    • Lionel

      I guess it's average size. We're meeting at 7:30 in front.

      March 19, 2013

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